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Should there be a hole where my wisdom tooth was removed?
Last Updated: 4th May, 2020
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Hereof, is it normal to have a hole after wisdom tooth removal?
Although dry socket is the most common complication oftooth removal, it's still relatively rare. While still rare,dry socket is more likely to develop after your wisdomteeth are removed. When a tooth is removedfrom the bone and gums, a blood clot is supposed to form to protectthe hole in your gums as it heals.
Also, does a hole mean dry socket? The clinical term for dry socket is alveolarosteitis. Dry socket can last from 7 to 10 days. Aftertooth extraction, a blood clot usually forms at the site toheal and protect it. With dry socket, that clot eitherdislodged, dissolved too early, or it never formed in the firstplace.
One may also ask, how long does it take for wisdom teeth holes to fully heal?
three to four days
How do you clean wisdom teeth holes?
No rinsing of any kind should be performed untilthe day following surgery. You can brush your teeth thenight of surgery but rinse gently. The day after surgery youshould begin rinsing at least five to six times a day with acup of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of salt especially aftereating.